Notes from FNC’s Ed Henry:
A senior administration official tells me the White House is not ruling out the possibility of a meeting with Netanyahu in DC on Friday Sept 28, but noted that it’s an election year and it’s also possible the President will be in Ohio or any other battleground that day.
The official said the schedule is not set for late that week yet, but with under two months until the election it is possible the President will be campaigning.
Obviously if the President does end up campaigning late that week, it may only add to the tensions.
This official stressed, however, that while the President will be addressing the UN General Assembly while he is in New York – as well as the Clinton Global Initiative – he will NOT be having ANY one-on-one meetings with world leaders so this should not be seen as a snub of Netanyahu.
That is a departure from the past where President Obama has had bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with leaders like President Karzai of Afghanistan, and one year he even had a so-called tri-lateral meeting in New York with Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas, as I recall